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Virgin Media Spam Filter is Blocking Legitimate E-Mails

Not so long ago, Google stopped providing their e-mail service to ISPs which forced them to look elsewhere for an alternative. As a result, Virgin Media’s new e-mail platform doesn’t have a sophisticated and accurate e-mail filtering…

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Virgin Media Increases Broadband Prices by 5.4%

Virgin Media recently implemented a significant speed increase for customers on 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 152Mbps connections to 70Mbps, 150Mbps and 200Mbps. Initially, the speed boost appeared to be a free promotion to encourage more customers to…

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Virgin Media Upgrading Broadband Speeds For Free

Virgin Media has announced a substantial speed upgrade for existing customers across various package tiers. Those on 50Mbps, 100Mbps or 152Mbps will receive a speed boost to 70Mbps, 150Mbps and 200Mbps, respectively. The initial roll-out will…

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BT Promises ‘Ultrafast’ Broadband Speeds in Excess of 300Mbps by 2020

BT’s Chief Executive Gavin Patterson, has promised broadband speeds between 300 and 500Mbps by 2020. Currently, BT is one of the major UK internet service providers and aims to provide super-fast broadband to over 10 million homes.…

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Ebook Piracy Sites to Be Blocked by UK ISPs

Yesterday, the UK’s High Court ordered that websites carrying pirated ebooks should be blocked by the country’s internet service providers. The court ruled that an application made by The Publishers Association grants that the sites be…

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UK ISPs Hijacking Browsers to Force Porn Block on Customers

In order to comply with UK legislation by the deadline at end of December, UK ISPs – including Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, and Sky – have been redirecting users’ web connections to force them to choose…

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Virgin Media’s KipstR Records TV if You Fall Asleep While Watching

Virgin Media has unveiled a prototype wearable device that can control the TV if you fall asleep watching it. Designed at the Manchester Creative Studio by two young students, aged 14 and 15, the wristband, called…

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Vodafone in Talks to Buy Video Streaming Service Blinkbox

Struggling video on-demand platform Blinkbox, owned by Tesco, is set to be snapped up by the ambitious Vodafone mobile network, according to The Telegraph newspaper. Vodaphone are said to have made such a forceful move that…

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Vodafone Could Become Largest Telecoms Company in Europe With Takeover of Virgin Media

  UK telecoms company Vodafone are exploring a possible takeover of Liberty Global, owner of internet and cable operator Virgin Media, making it the largest phone, internet, and TV provider in Europe. Anonymous sources close to…

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Turns out Brits Aren’t Signing up to ISP Filters

ISP filters, you either love them or you hate them, I personally have no use for them but families with small children do. The numbers are on the decline with less and less people wanting this…

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The UK is Looking Into Alternate Solutions to Stop Illegal Torrent Downloads

The UK’s biggest internet providers in collaboration with the government and content creators are said to change the way they deal with people illegally downloading and/or sharing entertainment online. They say that instead of punishing the…